Down to Discover: Shops That Have Stood The Test of Time

When you’re shopping Up North, you’re sure to stumble across some gems, especially when you know where to look. In Eagle River, you’ll find a unique mix of family stores that are passed from generation to generation, shops that are in buildings as old as the town, and businesses that offer unique Northwoods goods. Take a look at some of our longest-standing stores and make sure you stop in next time you’re in town.

From a roaring dance hall and the first Eagle River library to a drug store and grocery store, the building that holds Arrow Gift Shop has seen a lot over the years. That is until 1961 when the Fischers opened Arrow Gift Shop and later passed it along to their daughter and son-in-law Katie and John Hayes. Stop on by and bring your kids to find the perfect souvenir during your stay.

There’s no shortage of specialty sweets in Eagle River – especially at Tremblays and The Country Store. Tremblay’s Sweet Shop has been serving its famous fudge in their Eagle River location in 1973. While The Country Store has been satisfying everyone’s sweet tooth with candies made the old-fashioned way since 1963.

Owning a business in Eagle River runs in Jim & Kathy Holperin’s family, so it’s no surprise that they opened Grandma’s Toy Box and Eagle Craft & Hobby, where kids can shop for their new favorite toy or pick up some new supplies when bopping around town.

Another family owned and operated business, is Nelson’s Ace Hardware. They’ve been helping locals and visitors find exactly what they need in the store since 1952, supplying them with everything from tools to gifts and more.

So next time you’re around, make sure you stop in these longstanding shops and pick up something special.